Joseph Mawle explains why he left the Rings of Power

Joseph Mawle explains why he left the Rings of Power

Production of the second season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is now underway. But in a surprise decision, Amazon announced yesterday that Joseph Mawle won’t be returning for Season 2. Mawle appeared during the show’s first season as Adar, the villainous leader of the Orcs. However, actor Sam Hazeldine will replace Mawle and star as Adar for Season 2 and beyond. After the announcement, Mawle took over his Twitter to explain the switch.

In a series of tweets, Mawle expressed gratitude for his time on the show and appreciated the positive response to his portrayal. Mawle left the show of his own accord, citing the urge to “discover new characters” as a reason for quitting. You can read the tweets below.

Hazeldine, who recently appeared in Netflix’s The Sandman, wasn’t the only new actor added to the cast this week. Amazon has announced that six additional artists will be joining the ensemble in Season 2. These include Gabriel Akuwudike, Ben Daniels, Yasen “Zates” Atour, Amelia Kenworthy, Nia Towle and Nicholas Woodeson.

Filming for Season 2 began on October 3. Unlike Season 1, which was filmed in New Zealand, Season 2 will be filmed in the United Kingdom. Amazon has not yet announced a premiere date for the second season.

All eight episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 1 is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

When do you think Power rings season 2 premieres? Leave your guess in the comment section below!

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